hey thanks !
I mostly work with a binary technic, always comparing two colors to each others at each brush stroke. To make light you need to compare it to shadow and so on. Yeah, I know it’s sound obvious but it takes me years to develop my eyes and see it.
I remember an advice of a teacher when I was in art school for few months. He said to watch a white wall and try to see colors ( in shadows or light). In fact you can see many many colors into just a simple white wall and it takes times to develop your eyes to see it…
Try to see warm and cold colors. Warm colors are not just red or yellow and cold colors are not just blue or green. Warm and cold colors is about comparing two colors. So, one blue can hotter than another blue, It can be hotter than red too. And it’s hell hard to see it.
I was confuse a little bit with that exercice… Last summer I went to Paris to the Orsay museum to look for the impressionist artist. I wanted to see it for years but for many reason I couldn’t… probably bad luck.
And I was blown away when I saw all the painting, every colors was lightfull, I studied them very hard, what I understand is that you can’t study those painting from google image you need to see the real painting to understand how good color picking are… from these day I start my quest with color picking.
That’s what I try to do I think, I decompose light in a very rough way.
The only really advice I could give is to practice your eyes to see your own colors.
You have many others artists with great tutorial, the one that help me the most is the “Alla Prima” from richard schmid
don’t know if it helps or not ^^…